[Lazarus] Installed lazarus-ide in Ubuntu18, cannot install package

Brian b_lists at patandbrian.org
Thu Oct 25 14:04:05 CEST 2018

On 10/24/2018 05:42 PM, Juha Manninen via Lazarus wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 10:16 PM Brian via Lazarus
> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> ... and errors from deep inside code libraries tend to throw me,
>> especially when it's object oriented code (yes, I'm that old).
> ValidUTF8String and Utf8EscapeControlChars are global functions.
> Nothing object oriented there. :)

I know. I was talking generally, not about this specific problem.

> Looking at the code, ValidUTF8String was first renamed + deprecated
> and then removed for a reason. The name is misleading. Sounds like it
> checks the validity of a string while actually it escapes control
> chars. The new name is good and descriptive.

I'm still not sure where the unit came from. I admit that I have some
rather old source code on this PC, but the only place I have my old
Delphi 7 setup is inside an XP virtual machine.


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